My mother is my all. I sort of deified her for saving my sister and myself from an abusive father. I reluctantly agreed with my sister to not cry or "to keep it positive" around my mother. I cry at night, behind any locked doors, bathrooms when the shower is running, etc. I feel like I can't talk to anyone about it. I confided in my best friend (a fixer) and her "solutions" just upset me and I shutdown. I do go to therapy but I feel if I was really honest about how I am feeling it might worry people. I'm torn between being there for my mom and falling apart. I just needed to write that. thanx for listening. j
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.